Polite

Definition of Polite

Po`lite´
a.1.Smooth; polished.
Rays of light falling on a polite surface.
- Sir I. Newton.
2.Smooth and refined in behavior or manners; well bred; courteous; complaisant; obliging; civil.
He marries, bows at court, and grows polite.
- Pope.
3.Characterized by refinement, or a high degree of finish; as, polite literature.
v. t.1.To polish; to refine; to render polite.

Related Words

accommodating, affable, agreeable, attentive, complaisant, cordial, deferential, diplomatic, fair, formal, graceful, gracious, obliging, polished, proper, respectful, solicitous, tactful
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